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Wildlife Ecologist 1969-76, Zambian National and UN/FAO Somalia

Masters in rural and regional planning University of Aberdeen 1976-78

Lecturer University of East Anglia 1978-1990. Land resource assessment and management. Land degradation policies.

Seconded to International Livestock Centre for Africa 1980-83. Rangeland degradation research.

Lecturer/S.L University of Canberra 1990-95. Land resource assessment and management. Mental models of landscape processes.

Principal Research Scientist CSIRO 1995-2011. Multi-layered land use in rangelands. Resilience theory and practice. Adaptive environmental governance. Sea level rise and coastal adaptation.

Honorary Fellow, CSIRO, 2011-present. Sea level rise and coastal adaptation continuing. Building resilience into development projects and programs, UN Global Environment Facility. Resilience of the Murray Darling Basin. Adaptation pathways.


  • –present
    Honorary Fellow, Data61


  • 1993 
    University of East Anglia, Development Sudies
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